Sunday, September 22, 2019

Accepting more refugees good for Australian economy and society: Oxfam

LIFTING Australia’s humanitarian intake will increase the Australian economy by $37.7 billion in today’s dollars over the next 50 years, according to an Oxfam report that backs the push to make it easier for refugees and humanitarian migrants in Australia to reunite with their families.

Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of the Timor-Leste Referendum

ON August 30 1999, a referendum took place in Timor-Leste, leading to the country's independence. This is remembered each year with a public holiday called Popular Consultation Day. 20 years on, WaterAid Timor-Leste reflects on the progress it has made and the challenges ahead.

UNICEF charts way forward to better protect children in business operations

Vast numbers of children, both in Australia and overseas, will be better protected throughout the supply chains and operations of Australian businesses, and businesses operating in our country, if the Australian Government implements the 11 recommendations in UNICEF Australia’s Building Better Business for Children report, released today.

Queen’s Birthday Honours awarded to key WaterAid contributors

TWO men who have played an instrumental role in WaterAid’s history received Queen’s Birthday Honours yesterday.